Will it? Won’t it? Well, no, it won’t.
Despite saying that the initial rumours were wrong (that said the PlayStation Vita only allowed one PSN account at a time) Sony have backtracked, and have today said that – yes – our worst ever fears are confirmed.
“You will be able to just insert another memory card,” said Sony a few days back, suggesting it would be easy peasy lemon squeezy.
“It’s not just a case of switching out memory cards, it’s clearing out all of your saved data on the Vita itself when you do the factory reset,” said Sony today. Not so lemony fresh now, huh?
A few of the comments recently on this suggested that this wasn’t really an issue, but whilst it won’t affect everyone, it does affect those of us with family and friends who want their own Trophies and Friends lists, and those of us with multiple PSN accounts used for buying content from different territories.
And it’s worth noting that this is actually worse than the already slightly messy situation on the PSP, which at least let you change PSN accounts via a few menu clicks, not forcing the user to wipe all the content off first.
We’re expecting our import Vitas in about a week, so we’ll have a look for ourselves as soon as possible. In the meantime, be wary of those potatoes.
Via Wired, which is a lovely turn of phrase.